Best Practice Server Backup

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Subject: Best Practice Server Backup
Posted by:  Cameron Shaw (camerons@newsgroup.nospam)
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009

I'm attempting to implement a backup scheme. I have 4 Windows Server 2008
Servers with Hyper-V that each have X number of VM's and 1 Window Server
2003 server with Altiris installed.. Through an application called Alitiris
I'm scheduling wbadmin to run on each of the server and backup to a SAN
attached to the Altiris.

Due to some new information I've had to rethink  my backup strategy and I'm
trying to get some information.
1) Is Hyper-V configurations included in a system state backup? or do I need
do a backup of the C:\ to get that information?

2)Currently I'm just backing up the data volumes if I want to capture the
systemstate and the data jobs does it have to be two different jobs or can I
combine the backupsystemstate command and the includeE:\ ?

3)From the point of restoration if I do a backup of C: & E: and then the
host dies. Do I just need to re-install the base O/S and the restore will
put all additional apps & settings back?